Death Valley And The Amargosa

Author by : Richard E. Lingenfelter
Languange : en
Publisher by : Univ of California Press
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Description : This is the history of Death Valley, where that bitter stream the Amargosa dies. It embraces the whole basin of the Amargosa from the Panamints to the Spring Mountains, from the Palmettos to the Avawatz. And it spans a century from the earliest recollections and the oldest records to that day in 1933 when much of the valley was finally set aside as a National Monument. This is the story of an illusory land, of the people it attracted and of the dreams and delusions they pursued-the story of the metals in its mountains and the salts in its sinks, of its desiccating heat and its revitalizing springs, and of all the riches of its scenery and lore-the story of Indians and horse thieves, lost argonauts and lost mine hunters, prospectors and promoters, miners and millionaires, stockholders and stock sharps, homesteaders and hermits, writers and tourists. But mostly this is the story of the illusions-the illusions of a shortcut to the gold diggings that lured the forty-niners, of inescapable deadliness that hung in the name they left behind, of lost bonanzas that grew out of the few nuggets they found, of immeasurable riches spread by hopeful prospectors and calculating con men, and of impenetrable mysteries concocted by the likes of Scotty. These and many lesser illusions are the heart of its history.


Red Light Women Of Death Valley

Author by : Robin Flinchum
Languange : en
Publisher by : Arcadia Publishing
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Description : “Focuses on the lives of several prostitutes who worked in Death Valley area boomtowns between the 1870s and the early 1900s . . . Colorful and intriguing” (Pahrump Valley Times). From the 1870s to the turn of the century, while countless men gambled their fortunes in Death Valley’s mines, many bold women capitalized on the boom-and-bust lifestyle and established saloons and brothels. These lively ladies were clever entrepreneurs and fearless adventurers but also mothers, wives, and respected members of their communities. Madam Lola Travis was one of the wealthiest single women in Inyo County in the 1870s. Known as “Diamond Tooth Lil,” Evelyn Hildegard was a poor immigrant girl who became a western legend. Local author and historian Robin Flinchum chronicles the lives of these women and many others who were unafraid to live outside the bounds of polite society and risk everything for a better future in the forbidding Death Valley desert. Includes photos! “Flinchum’s lively prose and detailed descriptions bring these women into focus, and provide a historically accurate and interesting overview of Death Valley’s pioneering mining era.” —Sierra Wave Media “A thoroughly entertaining and highly enlightening account of the wild Death Valley boom camps’ daring red light ladies . . . A very enjoyable and engaging book. A great read!” —Richard Lingenfelter, author of Death Valley & the Amargosa: A Land of Illusion


Hydrology Of Modern And Late Holocene Lakes Death Valley California

Author by : Dennis N. Grasso
Languange : en
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Total Read : 59
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Reconnaissance Of The Borax Deposits Of Death Valley And Mohave Desert

Author by : Marius Robinson Campbell
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 34
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Alluvial Fans In The Death Valley Region California And Nevada

Author by : Charles Storrow Denny
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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Description : A survey and interpretation of some aspects of desert geomorphology.


The Explorer S Guide To Death Valley National Park Second Edition

Author by : T. Scott Bryan
Languange : en
Publisher by : University Press of Colorado
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Description : Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the U.S. park system, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area.Now in its second edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park’s cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley’s visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations.Rewritten, reorganized, and revised, the book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as new maps more accurate than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.


Loafing Along Death Valley Trails

Author by : William Caruthers
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pickle Partners Publishing
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Description : In 1926, on the advice of his doctor, former newspaperman William Caruthers, whose writings appeared in most Western magazines during a career spanning more than 25 years, retired to an orange grove near Ontario, California. Once there, he would go on to spend much of his time during the next 25 years in the Death Valley region, witnessing the transition of Death Valley from a prospector’s hunting ground to a mecca for winter tourists. This book, which was first published in 1951, is William Caruthers’ personal narrative of the old days in Death Valley—”of people and places in Panamint Valley, the Amargosa Desert and the big sink at the bottom of America.” A wonderful read.


Cenozoic Basins Of The Death Valley Region

Author by : Lauren Albert Wright
Languange : en
Publisher by : Geological Society of America
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Total Read : 54
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Death Valley National Park

Author by : John Hamilton
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABDO Publishing Company
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Total Read : 86
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Description : National Parks are part of the heritage of America, and this title examines one of the most compelling parks in the country, Death Valley National Park. Students will examine the ecosystems, geology, and the flora and fauna that makes Death Valley unique. Readers will learn this park's hstory from early human habitation through its designation as a national park, and examine the conflict between conservation and tourism that challenges efforts to preserve this national treasure for future generations. Includes original photos from award-winning author/photographer John Hamilton. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.


Death Valley

Author by : Writers' Program (U.S.). California
Languange : en
Publisher by :
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